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by Kit / April 21, 2004 1:59 AM PDT

I have an HP with Windows XP. While checking my start up files with msconfig I noticed this: VTTimer. Is this anything to worry about? When checking with google it keeps coming up with Hijack This. But I don't know if it is part of HijackThis or a virus, or what. Any help is appreciated.

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Re:VTTimer. you can safely uncheck it in MSCONFIG
by dawillie / April 21, 2004 10:49 AM PDT
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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 21, 2004 1:15 PM PDT
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It appears like the "VTtimer.exe" file is one of a variety of driver files for the "VIA/S3G KM400/KN400" graphics card which allows for TV in/out. It should be located in the "C:\WINDOWS\System32" folder. I'm not sure what it does, but stopping the process in "msconfig", or possibly "Task Manager/Processes" tab, would let you know whether it was an important program to have running at start up. As mentioned by David earlier, it shouldn't cause a problem to UNCHECK it in "Msconfig". If you don't like the results, then RECHECK the item.

Hope this helps.


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